Nodaway Valley Historical Museum And Goldenrod School House – Clarinda, Iowa

nodaway.jpgNodaway Valley Historical Museum And Goldenrod School House- Clarinda, Iowa

This museum features the history of the Nodaway Valley from 1840 to the present. Included are displays dealing with the Civil War, agriculture, early commercial life of the region, and sports. A special area deals with the origin and history of the 4-H movement. The rural school in which Jessie Field Shambaugh taught and where she developed some of the basic tents of the movement has also been moved near the museum. There are also displays on native son Glenn Miller; outside one of his boyhood homes can be found.

Admission – $2.00

Directions – 2 miles south of the junction of U. S. Highway 71 and State Highway 2

Hours – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., May – October, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., November – April

Credit Cards – None

Phone – (712) 542-3073 


  1. John H Minter says:

    I visited the Nodaway Historical Museum in 2008, and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many items on display. If all goes well, I hope to see you again in 2011, when I could be visiting Clarinda to see the New Glen Miller Museum. Thanks again for a very pleasant visit.

    John H Minter
    148 Breedon Street
    Long Eaton
    United Kingdom NG10 4FE.

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